You might be new to the field you’re transitioning to or have some experience under your belt. Regardless, listing your skills is critical to getting those sweet views on your profile. They’ll be important ones too, from employers and recruiters, and not your jealous high school rival who checks in on you every five years. Start by making a list of skills that are vital to your field. All past experiences and transferable skills will add more value and views to your profile. Don’t forget to think about your soft skills, like communication or leadership, to go along with your technical expertise. You might already have skills from your previous field that will be relevant to your new one!
For example, if you are a stay-at-home-mom looking to break into real estate, think about the duties you performed. Did you ever host events? That’s an open house experience, and that skill is vital to selling houses! Ever negotiate with a home improvement contractor or challenge a bill? Those negotiating skills are exactly what a realtor needs. Even if you think that specific skills aren’t transferable, you may be able to use them during an interview.